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Details Can grows to 2.5m with large seed heads.The selection work that has gone in to this line of sunflowers where plants that produce side shoots are pulled out, also once the plants have reached maturity Richard looks for those that have wide stumps which handle wind best along wind, seed heads that face vertical down so as to stop birds being able get at the seed are also selected.
Sow in spring in colder areasBotanical name Helianthus annuusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 50Grower name Richard Watson
Details A feathery green plant 20-40cm tall that flowers in the spring producing a mass of white-yellow flowers somewhat resembling poached eggs, resulting in the plant being called the poached egg plant. The bees love it, and it vigourously self-seeds, spreading out to fill a garden bed. Will die off in the summer, and then the dropped seeds will sprout around autumn producing the feathery green plants, and they'll cover the ground over the winter producing flowers again in the spring.Botanical name Limnanthes albaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Richard Tew
Details The immature flower is eaten as a vegetable. The medicinal properties of Globe Artichoke have been known for many years. The leaves were very popular between the 16th and 19th centuries when they were used to stimulate bile flow and for a variety of digestive disorders.Botanical name Cynara scolymusPrice per packet $5.00Packet contents 20Grower name Rick Ginders
Details All chrysanthemum flowers are edible, but the flavour varies widely from plant to plant, from sweet to tangy to bitter or peppery. It may take some experimentation to find flavours you like. The mild flavour that lends itself well to stir-fries.Botanical name Chrysanthemum coronariumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents approx 30Grower name Rick Ginders
Cardoon - 106RG9A
Details A large perennial that can grow to 2m with at least a 1m spread, young leaves can be eaten in salads while the roots can be cooked like parsnips. Can grow in heavy clay soils but does prefer a well drained soil in full sun, is reasonably drought tolerate.Botanical name Cynara cardunculusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20Grower name Richard watson
Wild Aster - 131RW75A
Details Tall, spindly, straight-stemmed almost hairless annual or short-lived perennial herb up to 1.8 m tall, with small pale purple flowers produced on a many-branched flower stalk. An amazing bee magnet in autumn. Seed originally given to Richard from a hobby grower in the US.
Botanical name Aster subulatusPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents lotsGrower name Richard Watson
Details Chamomilla has a branched, erect and smooth stem, which grows to a height of 15–60 cm The flowers bloom in early to midsummer, and have a strong, aromatic smell. Botanical name Asteraceae. M. chamomillaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 40Grower name Rick Ginders
Details St Mary’s Thistle is a highly regarded liver protectant that also restores the liver’s ability to detoxify harmful substances. Can be grown as a decorative plant but can be regarded as a pest,Botanical name Silybum marianumPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 20Grower name Rick Ginders
Details Cottage Garden Flower, Edible Flower, Medicinal Herb, Bee Friendly Hollyhock are in the mallow family and closely related to Marshmallow. They are hardy perennials, but some flower only from their second season when started from seed. They grow up to 2.4m tall (flowering stems) and flowers from early summer to late autumn in most regions. While young leaves, stem and the root are edible, it's mostly flowers and flower buds that are consumed. Tea can be brewed from the flowers too. They have many traditional herbal medicine uses too, from easing bronchial complaints to helping enliven poor circulation. Other uses include fibers made from the stem, it's use as a beneficial addition to compost heaps, and as a pollinator attracting flower in food forests.
Botanical name Alcea roseaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 30Grower name Minette Tonoli
Details Starfire is a compact marigold that is quick to bloom as well as quite carefree, single blossoms all summer in a charming tricolor mix of gold, paprika and orange.Delightful in the vegetable garden. Loved by bees.Botanical name Tagetes tenuifoliaPrice per packet $4.00Packet contents 50Grower name Minette Tonoli
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